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  • Illinois drivers facilities closed for MLK holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • New Illinois law seeks better data on heroin overdoses

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The state is working to get a handle on how many heroin overdoses there are in Illinois under the requirements of a new state law.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • DeKalb Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hoyle retires after 30 years

    DeKALB – Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hoyle got to roll out and fight one last fire after 30 years in service.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Bruce Rauner calls for short-term funding for prison reforms

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for short-term spending for prison reforms in hopes of reducing the state's prison population over the next ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • New Yorkers blast Ted Cruz's comments on 'New York values'

    NEW YORK – When Ted Cruz sneered at what he called Donald Trump's "New York values," some New Yorkers took it very personally. And in some cases, they ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Misshapen rhetoric in Republican debate

    WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz stretched matters involving Iran and his own finances. Donald Trump seemed to forget he proposed a massive tax on Chinese goods. ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary demands action on Puerto Rico's crisis

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress on Friday to pass legislation by March to help ease Puerto Rico's economic cr ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:22 am
  • Why "Wheel of Fortune" and "Family Feud" viewers see more campaign ads

    WASHINGTON – Political groups are flooding the airwaves with advertisements during popular game shows, including "Wheel of Fortune," ''Jeopardy!" and ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • Defense chief Ash Carter: U.S. sailors made navigational error in Iran

    TAMPA, Florida – Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday it appears a navigational error caused the crews of two Navy boats to stray into Iranian w ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 1:54 pm
  • Republican debate sure to highlight party's fractured field

    WASHINGTON – A smaller cast of Republican presidential candidates returns to the main debate stage Thursday night, one of the last high-profile opport ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 9:29 am
  • Feds seek opinions on Shabbona bingo plan

    DeKALB – It could be years before a bingo parlor opens near Shabbona, but the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Indian tribe is moving one step closer to ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Target to more than double its workforce by May

    DeKALB – The Target Corp. distribution center will more than double its workforce by May, a company official told the City Council on Monday.
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • DeKalb Ward 5 meeting today

    DeKALB – Fifth Ward Alderwoman Kate Noreiko will hold a meeting for residents at 10 a.m. today.The p ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • County Board chairman reflects on 2015 and eyes challenges in 2016

    DeKALB – The county had “a lot of issues,” some board members pointed out, when Mark Pietrowski was elected chairman, and a year later he notes that m ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • Benghazi panel Republican 'hopeful' Hillary Clinton will be charged

    WASHINGTON – A Republican member of the House Benghazi committee says he is "hopeful" the Justice Department will bring charges against Democratic pre ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is
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